Produced under the name S.L. Robinson
The livingroom of an Irish farmhouse.
Lennox Robinson's first play.
Mrs Clancy, an Irish farmer's widow, finds herself impoverished upon her husband's death. She borrows money from two neighbours in order to retain the farm. Mrs Clancy is keen to repay her debts and maintain the good family name. Meanwhile her son arrives back and announces that he has killed a man and is turning himself in to the police. She tries to dissuade him, and he leaves in a temper. He dies immediately afterwards trying to save a child's life. Thus Mrs Clancy's wish to maintain the family honour is achieved at a high price.
08 October 1908
Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Two Plays: Harvest and The Clancy Name
DublinRepublic of Ireland
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.
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